David Anthony Bradt
PFC in 603rd Engineer Camouflage Bn : Co B, 3rd Platoon
Born 1922 in MI, Died 1995
County of residence at enlistment: Montgomery County, MD
Other residence(s): recently in Chevy Chase, MD; Birmingham, MI
United States Army, European Theatre of Operations
Occupation before the war: commercial artists
College education before the war: Chamberlain Vocational School in Washington, DC 2 years
David Bradt was born on March 7, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan. He was adopted by Carl and Hazel Bradt circa 1923.
He graduated from Chamberlain Vocational School in Washington, DC with a major in commercial art on June 17, 1942. Two weeks later he filled out his draft card, stating a residence of Chevy Chase, MD where he was living with at least one parent.
He enlisted on October 2, 1942, stating that he had two years of college (presumably that was at Chamberlain) and was a commercial artist.
Shortly after many of the men of the Ghost Army returned stateside, he was involved with a big USO show in Hattiesburg, MS in October, 1945. He was in charge of the lighting; well-known GA vets Jack Masey and Bill Sayles worked on set design.
Bradt did not marry; he returned to Michigan after the war where he was recorded living in Birmingham, MI, living with his parents and working for an electronic service company. In 1950 he gave his occupation as an apprentice printer in display advertising.
He died on December 19, 1995 in Royal Oak, MI, and is buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Birmingham, MI.
1942 article in the Evening Star (Washington DC) showing he graduated from Chamberlain Vocational School
1942 Draft Card
1942 Enlistment Record
1945 article in the Hattiesburg American (MS) about USO show in Hattiesburg
1945 article about his wartime experience in the Hattiesburg American (MS)
1960 Birmingham MI city directory
1995 death notice
1995 VA Death Record
1995 Find a Grave record